The New Mikado
We recently saw THE NEW MIKADO and heartily endorse it. They did wonderful work with the libretto, making only minor changes, staying true to the script, while opening it up to a wider, more diverse audience. It was clever, hilarious, and full of heart.
Congratulations, Lamplighters, and the entire cast, crew and creative team! And thank you immensely for being in conversation with us these past few months.
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THE MIKADO NEW YORK CITY DEBACLE
NBC News, NYC Production draws criticism
New York Times, Mikado Production Canceled Over Racial Concerns
Seattle Times, Mikado Yellowface Debate at Seattle Rep Theatre Forum
The Mikado in Yellowface... Why We Should Talk About It
Desdemona Chiang's Why The Mikado is Still Problematic: Cultural Appropriation 101
It's Time To Reinvent The Mikado Without The Racism
TCG Takes Official Position on Color Conscious Casting
Apology from TCG's writer after the article above was posted
Takeaways From The Mikado Yellowface-Off
American Theatre, Keep Your Hands Off My Kimono White People